Recognized by their superiors for their boundless courage, loyal service, and proven skill, those elevated to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force join a proud class of committed leaders. Exhibiting fierce pride in their achievements and an unyielding determination to carry out the mission of the Air Force, Staff Sergeants execute their assigned duties with trademark zeal. Serving as models of efficiency and resourcefulness, they contribute immeasurably to the success of America's military operations. Possessing an instinct for action and a penchant for bold leadership, they inspire all those in their command to reach their highest potential. This coin salutes the outstanding achievements of all Staff Sergeants, whose loyal and dedicated service advances the cause of the U.S. Air Force throughout the world. Minted in bold enamel on the coin's obverse is the Staff Sergeant rank insignia. The reverse bears the classic crest and shield of the U.S. Air Force. Struck in a copper nickel alloy, this coin's rich antique finish is accented by colorful enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the contributions of Staff Sergeants to the successful completion of the U.S. Air Force mission.